Forbes Highest paid Athletes list 2021 released


Forbes has unveiled its annual list of the 10 highest-paid athletes of the year. UFC star Conor McGregor has topped the Forbes list by earning $180 million in the past year beating soccer superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to become the highest-paid athlete in the world. The factors used by Forbes’ for calculation include all prize money, salaries and bonuses earned between May 1, 2020, and May 1, 2021.

Ranking Index

  1. Conor McGregor (Ireland)MMA$180 million
  2. Lionel Messi (Argentina)Soccer$130 million
  3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)Soccer$120 million
  4. Dak Prescott (United States)Football$107.5 million 
  5. Lebron James (United States)Basketball$96.5 million
  6. Neymar (Brazil)Soccer$95 million
  7. Roger Federer (Switzerland)Tennis$90 million
  8. Lewis Hamilton (United Kingdom) Formula 1$82 million 
  9. Tom Brady (United States)Football$76 million
  10. Kevin Durant (United States)Basketball$75 million



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